This project explores the continuous processes in natural systems and the interplay with humans. Nature keeps increasing the entropy, while human makes an opposing stream with his interventions. This creates a tension between order and chaos that arises on the surfaces of our surroundings. It is paradoxical that from an anthropocentric view, nature strives for chaos, while exactly human is the one who often creates it. But, if we step back far enough and look at the world on a large enough temporal scale, human activities become tiny and insignificant.
The photographs were mostly taken at anonymous locations, various non-places that contain different in-between objects. Shifting the temporal perspective in search for slow painting an accidental sculptures, focusing on structures and the space. They were made with an ephemeral mindset, in which a hundred-year- old abandoned ruin, doesn’t differ much from a newly built house – a new future ruin.
Seeing the outside world as an open gallery and camera as a projection function, capable of countless transformations. This work applies different levels of subtleness, in an attempt to observe and illustrate the world as a temporal state in a process that goes far beyond our comprehension.
Mario Karlovčec was born in 1987 in Croatia where he finished his undergraduate studies in Computer Science. In 2015, he enrolled in a Ph.D. program in Machine Learning and worked at the Artificial Intelligence Laboratory in Ljubljana. In 2019, he finished his photography studies at the Higher School of Applied Sciences in Ljubljana.
He alternates his life between Artificial Intelligence and photography, making images that reflect the scientist’s curiosity that lives inside him.
He was featured in Analog Magazine, exhibited in PH21 gallery for contemporary photography from Budapest, had a solo exhibition at Layer House Gallery in Kranj, and contributed to Subjectively Objective’s book.
© text and pictures by Mario Karlovčec